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. >> cut us off a little bit. >> david, let's talk about energy efficiency. i know fluorescent lights and bulbs are a big issues right now. people are changing old-style fluorescent bulbs. what's the old one, the new one and the savings? >> the standard of the industry were t-12. this was a four-foot lamp. the 12 stands for and and it's about four or five times more efficient than the typical incandescent light bulb. in the energy to increase energy efficiency. they have a more efficient standard. it's a two footer. it's called the t-8. it's half an inch in diameter. these are bi-pin fluorescent fixtures. these are 10, 15% for efficient than the older t-12. all of the fixtures bought now have the t-8. >> i understand they're going to stop making t-12 bulbs. >> it is scheduled for extinction. >> along the same lines, the city of san francisco is considering an ordinance to require the conversion from the old 212 to t-8 efficiency fixtures or higher. >> there are discussions. many of the large owners have gone to retrofits because there is a very good payback on it. the only commercial
hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead
announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy >> the sandy hook elementary school shooting as sparked an intense debate on school safety. one security company in texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people wanting to get trained on how to respond to a shooter on campus. the training called alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to g
the economy and restoring faith in our government. >>> energy secretary steven chu is stepping down. the former head of the lawrence berkeley national lab drew a lot of political fire during his tenure on the president's cab net. but as abc7 news political reporter mark matthew notes, khu also drew a lot of talent to the department as he worked to reshape its mission. >> at the white house, president obama publicly thank the steven chu for his service. steven has a great friend, a tremendous colleague working on a whole range of energy issues, but also designing a cap to plug the hole in the middle of the gulf of mexico when anyone else could figure it out. that's typical of the incredible contributionings he's made to this country. >> when he came here he had a nobel prize in physics but knee real experience in politics. >> he said honest things about climate change and energy which he had to for political reasons walk back during his confirmation hearing. >> he said things like coal is my worst nightmare and the country needs a much higher gasoline tax. >> most energy policy peopl
by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible. >> i'm chris, the co-founder and ceo of 100-plus and we use data from many different sources to try to help people be more healthy in their daily life. >> hi. [speaker not understood]. we're a mapping and location-based analytics platform. and we are working with open data and trying to see how we can turn data into information, data into knowledge, and the kind of decision products. >> hi, i'm john, ceo of motion loft. we're trying to understand how people move around cities and provide that data to the public to build new tools for public safety. >> hi, i'm [speaker not understood] with code for america. we're a peace core for geeks. we're trying to bring talent from the private second for and government to innovate. we work with dozens of citieses across the country and next year we should be working with san francisco whi
on a lot of different things when it comes to local distributed generation of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the p
: coming up next, the latest cabinet member announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy secretary steven khu wants to do instead. >> also "good morning america" takes over the french quarter. reporter indicate indicated will join us live from new orleans well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> carolyn: this morning, president obama is calling on congress to put aside their differences to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. >> what we need instead is balanced approach. of course, let's cut what we can't afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> carolyn: pres
further. >> josh brown, the energy sector is one of only two overweights in the model portfolio that you run, that and health care. how come? >> well, i think it comes down to expectations, and -- and i think energy is the opposite of tech. with tech the expectations were very high, and there was some pretty big disappointments. with energy these stocks had a terrible year last year. no one was looking for anything great. look, we've got strength in crude and got this renaissance in drilling and production here in north america, and as a result the stocks are leading the market year to date and are poised in my opinion for much bigger things based on valuation, low expectation, et cetera, so we like the sector and a lot of names individually that look great. that's what we're focused on rather than trying to get the market direction perfect. >> rick santelli, what are you seeing inters of the energy complex there, in terms of trading on that floor? >> well, i'll tell you what, you know, there was a comment by jeff cox the last hour talking about, you know, we're getting close to $100 oil
it civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integr
but industry led. you should be able to get your own energy data in a machine readable format you can then give to companies, organizations like the ones being celebrated here today to provide real value to you such as saving money, improving energy efficiency, and protecting the environment. so, the green button here we are in san francisco, i can say with some public comfort that pg&e is a signatory to the green button, download my data. and basically you go to the utility website. you can download your own green button data which by itself is, well, i'm an energy guy, an energy geek. i consider with confidence. it is not interesting, necessarily, but when you take your green button data and you give it to some companies, they have amazing things they can do with that green button to, again, save you money. something as simple as if you look at your green button which is kilowatt hours for those that are engineering minded, a line grab if you think about t some companies today can look at your green button and figure out if your refrigerator is broken function need a new air conditioner. that
to reunite with its owner. >> new warning of energy drinks and what they could to do your >> welcome back, this morning police are looking for the owner of a bag of jewelry found in fremont. these are pictures of the jewelry found in a bag. a maintenance worker found the bag in the bushes yesterday morning. many of the items still have the price tags attached. if some of this belongs to you, contact the fremont police department. >> this morning, another reminder for people who park at meters on sundays in san francisco. it is no longer free according to the "san francisco chronicle", officers issued almost 1,800 tickets last sunday the first day the new rule was enforced. agree parking ended last month. tickets are $72 downtown and $62 in other areas of the city. the rules will generate an additional $2 million in revenue for the city. >> chilly start to this friday morning. >> will we warm up? mike nicco? >> we will look at our forecast, we will start this morning, 35 to 45 and more fog, and thicker than it was yesterday. we will have haze but don't worry about the air quality, it will
to roughly double the cost of the rate on energy to the customer, so it's vital that we get the lafco to send a strong message to the sfpuc hey that's not good enough. we need the local distribution and the local jobs. we need to get back to the other model and make it work. thanks. >> thank you. any other member of the public would like to comment please come forward. >> david mc cord. i am the chair of the energy committee and san francisco has a great opportunity here now to develop really first class community choice aggregation system and right now there are two models presented. one by puc staff. they have been working diligently on that and also they -- the plan, the model being presented, developed and explained by the commission's consultant of local power. we think that local power is much better. it has the robust build out behind the meter, and lower premiums, price premiums especially in the first year. that will help people to stay opted in and not opt out, and as mr. brooks said lots of jobs for san francisco residents, so i would like the commission to send a strong
that makes sense, that's affordable, and that is better for the environment. >> and this is the most energy efficient government building in the united states today, if not the world. and it is an example that the entire united states can look to and say, that's what we need to do to save our city hundreds of millions of dollars in energy consumption a year and set an example to everybody of how to save energy, to be green, to be sustainable, to be responsible. the city is leading the way. >> it will be immediately recognizable and iconic from various parts of the city or even if you see a picture. that's the sfpuc building. it's a wonderful building. ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> okay. good afternoon afternoon. it is my pleasure to welcome you all here on behalf of the board of directors of st. anthony foundation. this is the groundbreaking for our brand-new dining room with mercy housing 90 units of affordable housing for seniors. [applause] [applause] this is one of the finest examples of collaboration in the non-profit sentor sector and i'm proud to be part of it. on behalf of the board of
. >>> a teenager without a monster energy drink or red bull, that's a rare thing to finds. >> they are addicted. doctors say they are at risk. what health risks can cause in young people. >>> shock in the skies as the pilot stumbles out of the cockpit and passes out. who got people safely on the grouped? >>> airport fixture, are the bomb sniffing dogs affective? the results of a new government report, we'll be right back. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. joining me are the fans this is crissy, how are you doing tonight? >> i'm great, thanks. >> are you excited to know the ravens are going to the super bowl? >> i'm beyond stoked. >> tell me about the things you are going to be doing. >> my favorite player is ray rice. i like the little guys that can run fast. then, having a couple of super bowl partys with family, that will be a lot of fun. >> thank you very much. we will be having a purple pep rally from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. come d
society and turn them back into some energy. and we have another ability to take that sludge and get a nutrient value for crops there. we actually are running a kind of composting energy recovery system. >> well, this is a dirty job. we try to do it safely and we try to do it without imposing too much on the public. people want to flush their toilets and have things go away and not be bothersome again. we do a lot to try to accomplish that. i'd like to invite you to come back any time you want. once you got this in your blood, you are not going to be able to stay away. the raging waters are fun and when we do digester cleaning i really hope you can come back. that's quite a sight. >> yeah, that sounds interesting. >> i really appreciate you coming by and it was a >> in this fabulously beautiful persidio national park and near golden gate and running like a scar is this ugly highway. that was built in 1936 at the same time as the bridge and at that time the presidio was an army and they didn't want civilians on their turf. and the road was built high. >> we need access and you have a
happen you can get it done and i just want to thank you guys for all your energy and excitement you bring to san francisco and for the giants day in and day out. you all are the best. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> well, -- audience: romo, romo. >> well, first off congratulations san francisco. we definitely couldn't have done it without you guys. i will venture to say -- there is one thing i noticed about my team we are a great example of this city. look at the diversity of personalities, where we all come from, the different faces from different stories and we all have one goal in mine. we had one job in mine. we had one dream in mine and that is to be world series champions with this group and i am proud to say that. you guys the same thing. we couldn't have done it without you, the city of san francisco. like i said you guys better be proud. you need to be proud and i will tell you for dang sure we are all world series champions and wearing orange and black in san francisco. [cheers and applause] >> all right. now i would like to introduce two more gentlemen. the firs
. people who want to start super bowl celebrations early. >> it's going to be live, energy, just going off the hook. niners everywhere screaming, shouting, chanting, singing. it's going to be great. >> bars have been warned to be careful how much alcohol they serve. they want to avoid what happened last year. and stay with us for complete super bowl coverage on air and online including wall to wall coverage following the game. >> there is new information tonight in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park. the girl's foster family reported her missing thursday. that witness is a homeless man by the name of eric may. police say he was questioned by investigators. police are in the process of reviewing footage. we will have more on this case tonight at 11:00. >> oakland's popular first friday turned deadly. the shooting happened just before eleventh. 2 groups of people who were downtown got into a confrontation in a parking lot. an 18-year-old man was killed. a 7-year-old boy and 2 women were killed. police are urging the dozens of people to come forward with informatio
week high. meantime, two energy giants reported strong fourth quarter profits. exxon earnings were 20 cents per share above estimates even though energy production dropped. chevron also had better than expected fourth quarter earnings per share, 24 cents above estimates. it was helped by refining cheaper oil, leading to higher profit margins. chevron shares saw the bigger boost, up 1.2%. exxon gained a fraction. four of the five most actively traded exchange traded funds were up. the s&p 500 volatility note fell more than 5%, as it usually moves in the opposite direction of the market. and that's tonight's market focus. >> tom: despite the rise in the unemployment rate in january, our friday market monitor thinks the u.s. economy is gaining strength. heather brilliant is the global equity research director morningstar. heather is with us from chicago. still tepid job growth here, healther so what gives you confidence that not only is the economy growth but strength is gathering momentum? >> i think there is a lot of improvement on the manufacturing side of things globally. so you have
's louisiana, home of the super bowl, and more important, the energy sector. so far in 2013, it's the leader, it's up 8%. sure, oil's increased in price this year, but that's not what's really behind the energy move. no, it's the astounding renaissance of the american oil industry. where we keep finding more and more oil and gas, and the companies doing the findings keep going higher and higher in price. just think about what core labs, the company with the technology behind finding so much new oil in old places said last night, last night right here when it detailed its quarter. a quarter that by the way drove the stock up $10.44 to finish today, core told us there could be not one, but two gigantic oil fields in this country we don't even know about, the size of the bakken and eagle ford, the two shales that have made the pipe dream of north american energy self-sufficiency into a reality that we could see in just a couple years time. could you imagine? i think america's oil and gas industry is in the early innings of the second game of the double-header. first game being spindle top. and
, the place where you are in the know. i am currently a director of the california clean energy fund, also a long serving member of the commonwealth club. please turn off all your noise- making devices. we will get under way in just a moment, but first, i want to tell you a bit about a couple of upcoming programs. next monday, november 21, tom brokaw, nbc news correspondent and author, will discuss the current mood of america. this will be a program starting at 1:00 p.m. at the santa clara convention center. on tuesday, november 29, paula kerger, who is president of pbs, and the president of kqed will discuss the challenges facing public broadcasting and how the challenges impact our program choices. this will be a 6:00 p.m. program here in san francisco at the commonwealth club. it is my pleasure to extend a special welcome to any new members of the commonwealth club who are here today. we know you are going to enjoy your membership and look forward to seeing you often. if you are not a member yet, today is a great time to join. if you have questions, the staff will be available to answer
this huge dip with all the energy and rain that went through southern california and arizona. that is all on the move. when that hits the really warm air in the midwest today, we'll get a rare january severe weather outbreak, possibly tornadoes. we hit the high in kansas city at midnight by 5 degrees. it's crazy. you don't hear of stuff like that. because of all that and the big storm coming through, we have a severe weather risk coming through, the state of arkansas has to watch out for tornadoes later on tonight. nothing like that in the west. we're watching actually a calmer weather forecast. although with the jet stream still diving down, we still have energy coming through the west. a few showers from seattle to portland. boise and salt lake city dealing with a little rain and snow mix depending on your elevation. it's quieter on the west than in the heartland, that's heart to . all the weather always starts in the west. they had the rain and stormy, and it's going to be worse in the middle of the country. did you see these pictures yet? >> no. >> out of australia. they had the bibli
to aggressively reduce in-house tax voters of california passed proposition nine for energy efficiency and alternative energy project the process of allocating these funds is now at the state legislature which will be making specific allocation to their specific process and many strategies regular recommended by the state fall under the responsibility of local government and is's and this is why a number of local countieses and legislation around the state are provide asking to provide additional funds to support greenhouse production programs and so my request is to support that. and i have a memoryium to recognize the passing of a long-time residental in our area who lived in chinatown. lucile chen and she raced three children including gordon which when who you know was a fopper and significant leader in the chinatown community center. she was a loving and spirited woman often referred to as the lucile ball of chima town and i want to express my condolences to the family i know shell be greatly miss the. >> the rest i submit. >> thank you mr. president and that o'clocked role
into the small art gallery of public works. part of the energy of the venue comes from having that art gallery. having a small workshop with a few resident artists who work on art during the day. it provides a certain energy. when that moves on to the employees were working there during the night, coming in contact with patrons, you have a great start and a good experience. great talent, visuals, who have done the other thing for the most part. lots of responses. >> thank you. dmitri, while enhancing your out dope -- outdoor event, how important is the creative contact to make sure it you have customers who return over and over again? >> our creative content, you know, it is pretty out there. [laughter] >> sort of spices up the meeting. >> for us, i think the most important thing we are offering is something quintessentially san francisco. something that they cannot
. and then as we come across you can see the stage. it just wrapped up a musical act here. a lot of energy in the air. >>> a lot of things happening in this town. in the french quarter and beyond. very exciting the countdown continues. the day is sunday and people here are getting pumped up about it. >> they are reporting from new orleans they will have live coverage leading up to sunday's sup iser bowl. sanfrancisco has a simple message for fans hoping to celebrate sunday night. >> if if you go out there and you start vandalizing property and start hurting other people the consequences are severe. >> he pointed to the violence after the giants world series championship. 14 people have been prosecuted and some people are spending five people behind bars. all for one night being drunk and stupid. his office uses pictures posted to the internet to support prosecution. >>> the 49er frenzy extends collin's hometown. a move with a message delivered today. >>> the city of oakland is joining a few other places from the country and issuing its own identification cards to people who live there. the
mechanisms are the same. >> how much energy to these use? >> with all of the things that we did hear, energy savings is about 50% from where we started. that is a significant improvement for such a major system. >> tell me how it works. >> this is the hall keypad, which controls the elevator. the system asks where you are going before you get into the elevator. imagine you are going into the airport. you would not get on the first airplane departing, you would get on the airplane that is going to the city you are going. we are doing the same here. in this case, we are going to the ninth floor. this building has security, so i also have an access card, which gives us permission, and then we go to the assigned elevator, which is elevator a. >> and this is only stopping at floors 4 and 9. i do not see any buttons in here at all, except for the door and the alarm. >> we only have the standard buttons required by code and safety, but there is no need to have floor numbers anymore. >> and it does not make a lot of stops. it goes to your floor and everyone else. >> the system it efficiency, because
of service. it's worth noting also that the puc has additional energy-efficiency rebates that they have indicated that the transit center might be eligible for above and beyond those offered by pg&e. and that puc primarily, because they are primary hetchy and solar power that they are 100% greenhouse gas-free service to the tjpa. so in summary, the sfpuc is offering us an ongoing service rate that would be 10% lower than pg&e's. an initial cost of connection that is again roughly $650,000 less than pg&e's. and has a comparable level of reliability of service. and so the recommendation is that the board authorize staff to negotiate an agreement with puc. >> thank you. actually i did have a quick question. i wasn't clear from the summary, the $661,000 of the itcc, are we going to discount that amount to the puc? because in the summary it said a minus and i wasn't sure we would offer that credit to the puc, since we would not have to pay it to pg&e. >> the puc has said is that they would limit the cost to the tjpa to the amount that it would cost them to establish pg&e network grid ser
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